November 17, 2010, Moscow. Today Vitali Saveliev, the head of Aeroflot Airlines, is taking part in the IV International Forum ‘Transport of Russia’ that opened in the Renaissance Moscow Monarch Centre Hotel. It was organized by the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.
Being a unique floor for a constructive dialog between the state regulatory bodies and the transport business community, the Forum will allow for the integration of viewpoints and understandings by all the stakeholders of the post-crisis transport policy implementation, as well as provide a chance for reaching a consensus on priority issues for the development of Russian transport.
According to Vitali Saveliev ‘Aeroflot is not just a big company per se; it is an enterprise vital for the industry. The well-being of the industry and the whole economy depends on how well Aeroflot operates. Air transport is socially important for Russia. And we do understand the importance of accessibility of transportation services for the citizens of Russia irrespective of the regions they reside in’.
As has become a tradition the Forum program includes a conference dedicated to the matters of railroad, automobile, sea and air transport development and operation.
Aeroflotis a leading air transport company in Russia as well as a member of SkyTeam, a globalairline alliance. The cumulative network of routes comprises 898 destinations in 169 countries of the world. In 2009 Aeroflot transported 8.755 ml people while the Aeroflot Group of Companies transported 11.1 ml.
Aeroflotcame first among European members of SkyTeam in the quality of its passenger service in economy class on short and medium range flights and in business class on long haul flights. The leadership of Aeroflot was established based on the SkyTeam Onboard Survey over the period of April – September 2009.
Aeroflotis one of the 25 leading world airlines in terms of financial and economic activity in 2009 (operating and net profit), according to the Air Transport World magazine.
Aeroflotwas the first Russian carrier to enter the IOSA registry and has kept up the standard ever since. The airline has been successfully audited in terms of its compliance with the ISAGO safety requirements for ground operations. The company complies with ISO 9001:2000.
Aeroflothas one of the youngest aircraft fleets in Europe comprising 103 planes. Aeroflot headquarters are in Moscow in the international airport Sheremetyevo. For more information see www.aeroflot.ru.
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